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the u.s. army has been mobilized to help fight the western wildfires which have now burned more than 1 million acres over six states. the state department now says more than 300 hillary clinton e-mails may contain classified information. a scary scene at yankees stadium. >> that pitch -- let's see if he is okay. a run scores. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, august 18th, 2015. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm alison harmelin in for anne-marie green. the wildfires in the west are getting so bad the official
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are calling in the troops. this image from nasa shows the damage in space. calmer parts of conditions in parts of california helped firefighters in some areas. 200 military troops will be deployed to help firefighters across the west and the first time that has happened since 2006. western fires have burned a million acres and more than a hundred homes have been destroyed. our affiliate kiro shows us conditions that have forced more than 3,000 from their homes. >> come on. >> reporter: john parker would usually be home right about now. >> just lost. i don't know where to go, what to do. >> reporter: he is one of the roughly 2,000 people evacuated from the wires near chelan. >> it's wow. really difficult because you just don't know what to take. >> reporter: what he took is all he has left. >> i can say i'm actually homeless. >> his home burned in the first creek fire. >> there is where the house was. >> reporter: he got his dog max out and this truck. >> this is about it. >> reporter: at the shell station downtown, francisco rodriguez works as a gas station
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attendant, but lately he feels more like a therapist. >> i had one lady come in. she had lost her house and three horses. >> reporter: so many people have lost so much. authorities say they think between 50 and 60 structures have burned and the fires threaten more land north of, chelan. >> it's scary. more emotional goes with this. >> rod lost his home in the complex fire but he hasn't lost hope. >> the good thing is we live in a town that rallies around each other. >> reporter: you can see how active the flames are. this is a home, one of dozens in chelan county, that already burned. officials say the firefight is far from over. they are concerned about warm and windy weather later this week. near chelan, nick mcgirth, cbs news. hillary clinton's e-mails may contain more classified information than first thought. the state department found as many as 305 messages that could have contained classified information. that is about 5% of the documents analyzed so far. clinton said she never sent or
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received e-mails on her private server that had information marked as classified. the e-mails will be reviewed by other federal agencies. donald trump has divided the republican party with his plan for immigration. the gop front-runner calls for an end to birth right citizenship. he also suggested a legal immigrant should be deported. while he has received some support, other white house hopefuls say trump's plan is not realistic. >> i think the better approach is deal with the 11 million people here illegally in a way that is realistic and to have border security that is done in the right way to lessen the number of people crossing our border. >> the idea that we would go out in cars and hunt people down is just, first of all, it's not doable in order to ship them out, it's not doable. secondly, i don't think it's right! i don't think it's humane! >> trump has also received mixed messages on his call to build a wall across the entire
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u.s./mexico border. donald trump will return to campaigning today after appearing for jury duty. he responded to the civic call yesterday morning in a new york city courthouse. by late afternoon, he was released without getting selected for a trial. crews have recovered the black boxes from the crash of a indonesia passenger plane. the bodies of 54 people on board have also been found. the triyana air service plane went down in bad weather and plummeted into a mountain. the passengers included five children, including two infants. three local government members and two parliament members were also on board. authorities in thailand are analyzing security footage to find suspects in monday's deadly bombing. at least 20 people died after a pipe bomb blew up in a temple in bangkok and about 140 were hurt. teri okita shows us dramatic video of that blast. >> reporter: a security camera showed the moment when a pipe bomb exploded within a bangkok religious shrine and popular
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with tourists and knocking some to the ground and prompting others to run for safety. the deadly blast brought chaos to the area, as paramedics rushed to treat the more than 100 people injured. >> reporter: it's the deadliest attack the country has experienced in recent history. the bomb went off during the evening rush hour, and burning and mangling motor bikes and explosive teams checked the area for additional bombs but didn't find any. officials say the attack was clearly aimed at damaging the industry in thailand. teri okita for cbs news. operations are back to normal this morning in a former bomb making site in south carolina that still handles
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nuclear materials. a delivery truck prompted a lockdown of the site two hours yesterday. security scans indicated it might have contained explosive residue. investigators eventually ruled that out. on the cbs "moneywatch," more victims in a cyberattack on the irs and college players lose their bid to unionize. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and much more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, alison. >> reporter: the irs will start mailing letters to an additional 220,000 taxpayers who may have been targeted in a much larger computer breach. the internal revenue service says that cyberthieves stole information from an agency website to try to claim fraudulent tax refunds. the breach was first revealed in may but the potential of those affected has doubled to 343,000. asian markets finished much lower and the nikkei lost a quarter percent. hong kong's hang seng lost nearly 1%.
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in wall street, investors are watching new housing starts in july. the dow gained 68 points monday. the s&p was up nearly 11. the nasdaq rose 43. college football players at northwestern university cannot form a union. the athletes say they are treated like employees who are paid with scholarships instead of cash. the national labor relations board has unanimously overruled an earlier decision that the players could unionize. >> that is the issue the nlrb was wrestling with, because they didn't say they weren't employed. they just said it upsets this -- of ncaa football in a way that it is impossible to administer fairly. >> reporter: the whole issue could still be brought back to the nlrb once again in the future. rising labor day travel is expected to make this summer the busiest ever for airlines. more than 14 million passengers are expected to fly over the labor day holiday. that is a 3% increase from last
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year and it could break records for summer travel. alison? >> wow. we are road tripping so we won't be in the air, but okay. good to hear that things are going well for the airlines. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange, thank you, jill. for the first time in u.s. history, two women made it through the rigorous army ranger training and will graduate on friday. they learned to overcome fatigue and hunger and stress during small combat operations. hena daniels is here in new york. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the u.s. military began the process to open thousands of front line combat jobs to women about two years ago. service branches have been developing gender neutral requirements for all jobs in the military and are currently evaluating whether any positions should remain closed to women. after 62 days of grueling training, two women are now on their way to graduating alongside 94 men from the army's elite ranger school. the pair were among 19 females
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who took part in the first-ever coed training session in the school's history. training that includes a notoriously tough course. >> carrying the sacks which is pretty heavy. running missions. learning how to do patrolling in different types of environment. none of that is dated by the fact the students probably average between two and four hours of sleep a night. >> reporter: the women who have the been identified started the tough journey back in april with runs of other soldiers and completing a fitness test consisting of 49 push-ups and 59 sit-ups and a five mile run in 40 minutes. over the course of a few weeks they mastered military mountaineering and parachute jumps and air assaults to earn the ranger tab. >> at the root of everything, the course's purpose is still to create combat leaders and make the rest of the army better. >> reporter: unlike the men, though, the female graduates won't be able to join the 75th ranger regiment since the force
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remains closed to women. in the end, army officials say the male and female students have, quote, proven their determination, physical stamina, and mental toughness to succeed. all have earned the right to wear the ranger tab. graduation ceremony will be held for the army rangers this friday at ft. benning in georgia. alison? >> good for them. i think that is so cool. thank, hena. coming up on "the morning news," memo from amazon. ceo jeff bezos fires back about the online retail giant. this is the "cbs morning news." amazon, the retail giant. he nex. that's how life unfolds. a leap of faith. [growl] even if you can't see it, your destination is out there. so just keep going. and you'll get there... ...200 feet at a time.
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>> reporter: that sentiment and this recruiting video seems to sum up life for many at amazon. "the new york times" describes the internet giant as conducting a little-known experiment in how far it can push white collar workers, redrawing the boundaries what have is acceptable. the report found, like many employees like being pushed past their limits and helping their careers take off, many struggled with the culture of what is called purposeful darwinism. or survival of the fittest. they called their employees athletes. others said amazon regularly downsizes its staff and one said his enduring image was watching people cry in the office. "times" reporter jody cantor described the paper's findings on "cbs this morning." >> we did hear about people who felt they were evaluated too harshly. people who suffered from cancer and serious pregnancy loss who were evaluated very quickly after those things happened.
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>> reporter: amazon executive and former white house press secretary jay carney responded. >> i think the fundamental flaw in the story is that the suggestion that any company that had the kind of culture that "the new york times" wrote about in sort of a cruel darwinian or dickensian kind of atmosphere in the workplace could survive and thrive in today's marketplace. >> is there no paid paternity leave at amazon? >> there isn't, but neither is there at 80% of the new york companies which "the new york times" didn't note. >> reporter: we checked on that and it is true. 80% of u.s. companies don't have a paid paternity leave policy. amazon founder jeff bezos said the shockingly callous management practices reflected in the article does not reflect the company he knows. anna werner, cbs news, washington. straight ahead, a scary hit. yankees starter bryan mitchell is struck in the head by an
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forecast in some cities around the country. taking another look at today's top stories. hundreds of active duty military troops will be deployed to help fight wildfires in the west. they are burning in multiple states. the fires have burned about 1 million acres of land and have destroyed more than 100 homes. the state department says hillary clinton's private e-mail server contained as many as 305 messages that had potentially classified information. other federal agencies will review the material. lawyers for convicted boston marathon bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev says he deserves a new trial outside the boston area. they claim in a court of appeals
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filing that it was not possible to select an impartial jury in the area because of widespread outrage after the 2013 attack. three people were killed and hundreds were injured. a fatal crash in maryland claimed the life of a real hero. with his black cape and bat mobile, the man helped thousands of children. don daly reports. >> reporter: some super heroes are born and others find their calling later in life. >> do me a favor. do well in school. >> reporter: lenny robinson was the latter. >> very nice to meet you. >> reporter: but this batman's mission wasn't to fight crime. it was to put smiles on the faces of children. >> weston, you guys rock. >> reporter: robinson dedicated his life to visiting kids who were fighting life-threatening diseases. but he had fans of all ages. >> love you, man. you're the best! you're doing a great job. >> i want you to do me a favor and get better. >> okay. >> that will make me very happy. >> reporter: 14 years ago, the baltimore native sold his cleaning business and used the
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proceeds to buy a lamborghini which he used to referable a bat mobile. here is video of him being pulled over by police. >> the black lamborghini and a driver dressed as batman. >> reporter: instead of issuing a ticket, the officers asked for a picture. he later bought a replica of the bat mobile from the 1960s tv show. there is no way of knowing how many lives this caped crusader touched but on the social media, there was plenty. >> at the end of the day, you must ask yourself, did i make a difference? what is your name? >> reporter: asked and answered. don dahler, cbs news, new york. a baby bobcat is recovering at a wildlife preserve in arizona. the young bobcat was found along a deserted road early saturday and its mother was nowhere to be seen. a passing driver took it home and then brought it to the wildlife center for treatment. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the best restaurants in america. i'm alison harmelin and this is
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big changes at starbucks starting tomorrow. more than 70 stores will begin selling wine and beer and what it's calling evenings at starbucks. they will also have small plates of food available. it's a way to get customers to visit starbucks at night. many stores are expected to be begin selling wine and beer by the end of the year. firefighters using new tools to help them in their dangerous line of work. among them, the helmet cam. but it's not without controversy. kris van cleave reports. >> reporter: you're seeing this house fire the way firefighters did, thanks to a helmet camera. wheaton, maryland, rescue squad fire captains adam st. john and
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adam russell called the device invaluable. >> i think it makes anybody that wears them a better firefight. >> reporter: this is video of st. john's helmet of a fire days before christmas. that is russell's call for help after he fell through the floor. >> i looked down and i saw this glow of orange, the fire below me and my initial thought was, one, i'm in big trouble, two, i was convinced i was going to the burn center. >> reporter: with a house full of smoke you can see how hard it was to spot him. but the christmas lights on russell's decorated helmet pierced the darkness. the video of his rescue is now a teaching tool. >> every time i watch it, i can think about the time line, what i could have done differently to be able to help him find me even faster than he did. >> reporter: the cameras are becoming increasingly popular and more than 300,000 clips have been posted to youtube, but many fire departments have concerns about privacy and liability. this helmet camera video from the response to the 2013 crash
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of asian flight 214 showed a survivor was accidentally run over. >> is there a body right there. >> reporter: the san francisco chief reminded staff they are banned without prior approval. currently, are there national standards for the use of cameras? >> there isn't. they are in development now but that's a long process. >> reporter: the union does not support the use of helmet cameras. >> we are going into people's homes. we are videoing their personal belongings. we are videoing their entry and exit point. all of those things put the public at risk. we don't want to compromise that trust. >> reporter: a trust that is called upon to save lives, increasingly before the camera's unblinking eyes. kris van cleave, cbs news, wheaton, maryland. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," an update on the wildfires in the western u.s. we will take you to washington state. plus a ruling by the fda today on a libido boosting pill for women. we will have details.
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and what is happening in the state's historic drought. that is the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. thanks for watching. i'm allison harmelin. have a great day. captioning funded by cbs
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,, . . live, from the cbs bay area studios, this is kpix 5 news. >> good morning everyone, thank you so much for joining us, we start off with a live look at the golden gate bridge, lots of cars already hitting the road, it is tuesday august 18, that's
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a lot of cars! >> yeah. >> four, maybe five! [ laughter ] >> shouldn't be awake this early! >> wait till you see 580. >> yeah, there's like gazillion cars, i'm frank mallicoa t and you heard the faces, we'll introduce the people, lisa and what's your name? >> mr. malicoat, how are you? we're starting off with cooler conditions, looks like everybody will cool off, live towards the bay bridge and beginning with numbers that are cooler that be than they were yesterday, #40i6 degree -- 60 degrees, the complete forecast coming up. >> and westbound 80 slow already because of construction in the livermore area, i will have details on k cbs traffic. another police shooting in san jose, it happened last night, police say it was related to another fatal encounter just a day


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